Western NCer here. As has been mentioned anything west of I-77 from Charlotte up towards Statesville is gonna “limit” the closeness of your dragstrip choices. But you’re still with a couple of hours to select tracks. I’m down closer to the NC/SC border at the foot of where the mountains start. My local tracks are within 45 mins of where I live. I still have 5 tracks within 2-2.5 hours driving of me. Asheville, NC and Spartanburg & Greenville SC are the “biggest” cities near me and I like it that way. Handful of towns around for your shopping and other needs.
Agree with Pauley and Woody as well
Sounds like we could be related.. LOL
1968 Camaro X2
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20 here this morning----still warm in the garage. Biggest draw back I see here in NC is the personal property tax on cars, trucks, motor homes, farm equipment, etc that never stops. Then there is the yearly vehicle inspection....The car tax is awful.
BTR my long lost brother!
For the record, I did own and live in a double wide at one time. And I kinda owned a single wide as well. Good times!
Man I'm thinking NC would hurt me with vehicle taxes.
Foxtrot Juliet Bravo
So what kind of work are you looking for ? What are your skills or background ?
And again, another vote for South Carolina. Plus in the Greenville/Spartanburg area, there is Greer Dragway that does run a weekly points program. And they pay for 1st round winners. Then there is also Shadyside Dragway and Union County Dragway which are both about 45 minutes away from this area. Mooresville Dragway is only about 1.5 - 2.0 hours away depending traffic. Farmington and Piedmont and Bristol are about 3 hours away. Atlanta Dragway is about 1.5 hours south of us.
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Taxes? What taxes? 3 car trailers, 3 lawn/landscaping trailers, 4 trucks (1 sits at moms), 4 cars, 7 John Deere machines + 2 more that stay at momma's. That's just my junk. Throw in Wife's car and we're full on this property. LOL. It's all good though. Price we pay to make a dollar and still have fun.
1968 Camaro X2
I have been an embedded C++ programmer for the last 16 years, did Pascal before that. I am not looking for anything specific, just something I hopefully like and reasonably close to home. My wife worked at E-Town for 25 years until they canceled their drag racing completely. She is also looking. This is our best chance to escape this stupid state!
Delaware has some crazy taxes on registered vehicles, I guess NC does also. I have not looked at that yet.
And no, NC, SC, doesn't matter. I was looking at DE but would rather make this my last ever move. Don't trust Virginia or PA, I think they will fall quickly and become another Democrat-run state, IE: Take my guns away! The disease is spreading all along both coasts and I don't want to go too far inland. My sister lives in IN, anything goes where she lives, but not thrilled with tornadoes, and yes, she has had them! Lives an hour south of Indy in the middle of nowhere, that I do like!
I have managed up to 180 people at another large corporation for 7 years, but honestly, I am not looking for those headaches anymore. Been self-employed for the last 16 years, not interested in that either.
Been looking on Indeed for starters.
We have a relative in Ashville we could go visit for a few weeks and scope-out the state, but it is pretty far inland and not so sure about race tracks from there.
Pick yer poison. Hurricanes. Earthquakes. Taxes. Liberals. Cities. Lack of employment.
The thing about tornadoes is that the odds of you being affected by one are slim. Even if there is one in your area, without a direct hit, the losses are generally minor if anything. Hurricanes affect a huge area. Liberals affect entire cities. I wouldn't try Illinois right now. It was a great state. But current leadership should fix all that.
Foxtrot Juliet Bravo
I'm in Orange county and about as centrally located as you can get to all the tracks. Plenty of work in Raleigh/Durham/RTP as well. That being said, if I was wanting to work in those areas and looking to buy property, I would NOT buy in Orange county. I would look at Alamance, Chatham, Person, etc. All within driving distance of large communities for working, but not near as much property tax as Orange county. It's a lovely area, but the taxes are crazy.
Like Fern had said about this area; I'm less than ten minutes from I-40/85, I'm 45 minutes from Roxboro, 40 minutes from Piedmont, 90 minutes from Farmington, 90 minutes from Galot, 2 hours from Kinston, 2 hours from Mooresville, about 2 hours from the Rock, a little over 2 hours to Virginia Motorsports Park, etc.
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I have MOST of the taxes related to vehicles covered as I still own my home in MD and claim it as my primary residence, no emissions on diesels, no yearly inspection, and no property tax. We have a new, 2017, Honda CRV and a 20 year old beater registered here in NC and last year the property tax on those 2 was $400+ on the Honda and $40 on the beater. My MD drivers license runs out in 2026 and I have a WV Concealed Carry permit which is good here...I guess you call it working the system to your advantage.
This really caught my eye. I have never been to Asheville. However, everyone I have spoken to about it and everything I have read about it seems to indicate Asheville shares very few characteristics with the rest of North Carolina. It is, by all the accounts I have heard and read, liberal in the extreme. Take that for whatever that is worth. Rural > urban...no matter where. Take care. Tom Worthington
If it seems that bracket racing has gotten too expensive for you, maybe you are just doing it wrong.
Not to throw a monkey wrench in your relocation, but what about Eastern Tennessee? From what I have seen, there is no personal property tax on vehicles. You would have Bristol, several tracks in Kentucky, and North Carolina within a couple of hours. If and when I retire, that is the first place I am looking. Scott Lemon can chime in and provide more details, as he is in Tennessee.
Just a thought!
This plus there is NO INCOME TAX in Tennessee.
I really like the Bristol/Johnson city area.
Asheville and Raleigh/durham area is very liberal and out of touch with the majority of NC.
SC is my vote.
Tennessee is gonna put him further from the coast and in land as he stated. Yes, stay away from Asheville if you’re wanting to avoid the liberal state of rules. FYI...Asheville area puts you 5-6 hours away from Myrtle Beach/coast area
Middle TN is nice for bracket racing. Not a bad place to live either. Good job market,high quality of life,low taxes etc. I'm a couple hours away from over a half dozen tracks. Not so great if you wanna race the NHRA div.
Thanks for the warning!
I will avoid those Liberal areas like the plague!
I don't care if we race IHRA or NHRA, Bracket racing will be the same to us.
Mecklenburg/charlotte area bad for libs to.
those 3 areas of NC almost make us as a whole nut swing to the left.
Can someone explain how theses taxes work ????
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